2019 Choral Leadership Workshop

Venue: Fairchild Theatre, MSU Auditorium

Photo of David Rayl, conductor

Workshop for High School Singers and Choral Conductors

Photo of Jon Reed, conductor
Photo of Sandra Snow, conductor
Photo of Anne Nispel, soprano

Choral faculty members from the MSU College of Music—David Rayl, Sandra Snow, and Jonathan Reed—will conduct the workshop, which will provide high-quality, positive experiences in sight-reading, vocalism, and musicianship to gifted high school singers, which they can take back to strengthen their own choral ensembles. Additionally, they try to present new and diverse repertoire that will be of interest to choral conductors.

During the day we will have appearances by various MSU choral ensembles, faculty members, and student soloists. In addition, individual high school singers will have an opportunity to sing in master classes led by one of our MSU vocal arts faculty.

Registration Instructions

The Leadership Workshop is limited to 250 singers; we ask that choral conductors reserve a spot for quartet(s) (limited to two) by contacting graduate assistant, Brennan Michaels, at micha165@msu.edu. Singers will be accepted in the order in which responses are received.

Participation Fee

Cost for the festival has increased this year due to Musical Resources being able to provide reading packets for teachers and students instead of individual octavos. This means that each participant will be able to keep their music at the end of the festival. Checks for the participation and music fee of $85 per quartet ($170 for two quartets) will be collected at registration and should be made payable to Michigan State University.   


Fairchild Theatre, MSU Auditorium (recently renovated) (interactive map) (map PDF)

More Information

Please read (PDF) letter and invitation for more information about the workshop.

This wonderful festival is limited to 250 students. Register early to ensure a spot! If you have any questions, please feel free to email Brennan Michaels at micha165@msu.edu.

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